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How to Fix Your Retaining Wall Aesthetics with Landscaping

Posted 10/10/16

Retaining walls are often perceived as uninspiring or an eyesore. But a little landscaping can go a long way to improving the aesthetic appeal and/or blend a retaining wall in to the surroundings... Blending existing retaining walls into your landscaping Many of us have existing retaining

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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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Achieve Success with Our Spring Landscaping Guide

Posted 04/08/16

Spring is the perfect season for undertaking landscaping projects in your garden. The soil is still soft, weeds are easily treated before they multiply, transplanting conditions are right. Most importantly, it is a fabulous time to start a landscape design project for your outdoor entertainment

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8 Ways to Protect Your Trees Before Heading Into Winter

Posted 29/04/15

Many homeowners are under impression that the vast majority of winter damage to their trees comes as a result of unusually cold temperatures. While this can be an aspect, there are other factors at play and we explore them... What causes most damage is the drying due to cold air and the u

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Planting Bulbs for Spring

Posted 22/04/15

The autumn months of March, April and May are the best bulb planting months. The more effort you can put into planting bulbs for spring, the better the rewards during winter and spring... Planting bulbs for spring If you’re planning to planting bulbs for spring, look out for bulbs arriving

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Retaining Walls 101 for Busy Homeowners and Future Developers

Posted 29/09/16

Retaining walls can be both functional and decorative features in a garden.  As structural engineering plays a part in their construction, they are best left to expert tradespeople. We take a look at what you need to know about retaining walls... What are retaining walls? The main purpose

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Stage 5 Life Stages Home Ownership - Getting Your Home Ready for Retirement

Posted 30/11/17

Thinking about whether the house you're currently living in is suitable for retirement is an important to consider. Many downsize, but should you?... While your house remains your castle, there comes the time we need to adapt it. Getting your home ready for retirement is all about thinking

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Creating Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in Older Homes

Posted 05/01/17

Great indoor/outdoor flow is high on the must have list for many homeowners. But achieving this this can be a challenge in older homes... Summer weather just makes us want to head outdoors. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done for many homeowners with older homes. Older properties

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6 Smart Tips for Hiring a Gardener You Can Use Right Now

Posted 15/09/16

Hiring a gardener may seem like a luxury for some, but having your garden tended to on a regular basis can be a game changer for many homwowners. Freeing up time and allowing space to do the other jobs our modern lives demand... We’ve gathered our best 6 tips to make hiring a gardener

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Successfully Incorporating Retaining Walls Into Your Landscaping

Posted 27/10/16

Retaining walls play an important role in our landscaping efforts. Every wall is carefully planned and constructed to ensure it is able to withstand the required load. But all too often, the aesthetic aspect of it is not considered. This leaves many homeowners with unattractive landscaping featu

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Navigating Wet Lawns - One Family's Solution

Hiring Jared, from Firth Landscapes, for a few days work was the ideal solution to put an end to one family's soggy lawn crossings this winter...... The Job Liz needed a garden path extended. One already existed, but it stopped short of the lawn, which meant that every time anyone in her family went to the washing line, or woodshed, they had a stretch of often wet and muddy lawn to cross. Liz had the pavers to match her existing path, she had made the plan and measured up exactly where the path would go, all she needed was to find a willing tradie. The Solution It was during this search that she came across builderscrack.co.nz. She immediately liked the way only tradies interested in doing the job were presented to the homeowner. For Liz, who works full time, it meant she could cut out the time-consuming step of “cold-calling” tradies to see if they were even interested in her job. She decided to give this new way of finding a tradie ago, she posted her job, added

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Residential landscape design and construction required

Posted 3 months ago

Looking at redoing front garden, adding in two more gardens in front, and adding extra gardens in back as well as a bbq area. Would appreciate recommendations to make it look great and good backyard flow with bbq area. Wanting design and construction package. Our section is 537sqm, house 197sqm and 47sqm deck. Looking at getting the ball rolling now to have completion for summer.

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Relocating limestone gravel sidewalk

Posted 3 months ago

Need small excavator with operator to scoop limestone from my stone walkway into my trailer so that I can relocate stone to top up driveway. I am removing the walkway to extend front lawn. approx. 30m x 2m x .75m area of stone to be moved

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New build landscape

Posted 4 months ago

I am looking for an experienced person who can clean up a subdivision section after building and lay down some soil and prepare it for either sowing or spray on lawn. There will need to be some wooden borders pegged in for 2 or 3 small garden areas . I am thinking we will do the planting. It is a 729m3 section with a 190m3 house and 80m3 concrete so total area 470m3 approximately. This house build will not be completed till January 2021, so I am just wanting to make contact at this stage and...

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Scraping and Spraying

Posted 2 weeks ago

Require spraying of entire property prior to landscaping, about 400m2, also need site scraping of about 60m2.

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Removal & Paving

Posted 1 month ago

- Dig out small garden bed of clay soil and take away soil (not pictured) - Move vege bed soil to dug out garden bed - Move Macro sleepers to behind garage - Remove and take away all white stones and bedding sand underneath - Remove and take away schist stepping stones (credit value of these?) - Remove and take away grass and soil for new paving layout - Supply new pavers (Urban Pavers - Natural Split Walnut) - Prepare ground and lay new pavers as per plan - Allow one paver to be lifted...

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Landscaping

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for someone to do landscaping , trees , plants and fence

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Planter box

Posted 1 month ago

We are wanting to get a planter box built 7mtrs long by 400 wide and 400 high along a fence

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Walkway

Posted 2 months ago

We want some pavera layed for a walkway. Need quote for that

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Sarah Williams

Posted 1 month ago

Hi I need the grass dug out around 2 of my fences to make a edging garden and the thin wood between my lawn and garden

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Site Scrape and Dump

Posted 1 month ago

Looking to get about 130sqm of section scraped at our newly built home as soon as possible. Needs to include dumping of material.

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Landscaping deck

Posted 4 months ago

Currrently building a house which will require a basic level of landscaping. A site plan/landscaping plan with what is required can be sent via email- basic garden edging with bark (i can supply the plants), hydroseed lawn, Im also after a quote of a 20m2 kwila deck off the living area. The fencing in pink needs to be completed, currently looking for quotes for this.

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Landscaping

Posted 3 months ago

I need landscaping and privacy plants on back side of my house

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Soil screening and remove waste

Posted 2 months ago

I am replacing a back lawn and have Killed and dug Up the old lawn. I’d like to have that area screened To keep the good soil and have the dead lawn and stones removed. It’s about 190 sqm and keen to get it completed ASAP

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Hydro seed and prep, garden edging with bark

Posted 3 months ago

Hi after a quote for hydroseed and garden edging, new build expected to be completed in 4-6 weeks.

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Basic landscaping for Verdeco Park new-build (900sqm)

Posted 5 days ago

List of requirements: Create gardens & infill the soil, timber edging (we'll do planting and bark chip) Some gravel pathways with the plastic cell matting stuff to ensure it stays in one place Site prep/levelling etc after build has finished Automatic sprinkler system - conduit under driveway concrete Hydroseed the lawn

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New paving and build in seat

Posted 1 month ago

Hi All, I am looking to have a section of around 40 sqm replaced with paving stones including grout between tiles to slow future weed growth. Paving will form a basic L shape. 90% or the area is covered in existing 60cm paving stones to be replaced. 10% grass. Also looking to build in a permanent seat is an L shape at the edge of the new paved area. Looking for recommendation on this, such as design and materials. Picture attached as a basic starting idea. Ideally we would like to have...

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Garden edging with bricks

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have concrete bricks which we want to use as garden edging. Approximately 30 metres in length.

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Hydroseed small patch next to existing lawn

Posted 2 months ago

I've fixed up my lawn that adjoins some paving I did. I laid and raked out good quality topsoil, but the seed I sowed has not taken. I would like two areas to be hydroseeded - one a small thin patch about 3m by 0.2m, one bigger patch (in a slight L-shape) probably no more than 10 square metres. Some small patches in the lawn could also do with some hydroseed.

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Garden edging / lawn ready

Posted 2 weeks ago

Edging in front and rear of 900 sqm section with new house, and getting lawn ready for seeding

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Recent landscaping reviews

With over 179,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Stone pathway and pavers

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Espalier

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Scraping / top soil / hydroseeding or ready lawn

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden edging and raised garden beds

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Paving for Spa

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Raised Garden Soil

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New build design landscaping and new lawn laid

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Falcons Landing #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Paver levelling and repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Raised garden beds

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Front garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

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Lsm services

Joined April 2019

Hi, I specailise in life style maintainence. Weedeating, mowing, chainsawing, hedge trimming, yard clean ups. I am very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and completing my work to a high standard.

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Able 2

Joined October 2008

Painting, Plastering, Tiling, Construction of Fences and Decks, Bathroom and Kitchen Renovation and Installation, Wood Burner Installation, Project management.

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GMD Landscaping

Joined July 2013

Hi there,I have been in the concrete and landscaping business for 20 years. No job to big or to small. We have a great reputation and a lot of my work comes from referrals.

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Kumanu

Joined June 2020

KUMANU: means "to care for, nurture, or cherish" The owner has over forty years of experience and can nurture your ideas and dreams so that you may cherish the outcome. From a new door to a new house. Builders of the First house in New Zealand to score 10 on the Home star rating.

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Ideal property maintenance

Joined February 2014

Ideal property maintenance is a small property maintenance company which provides maintenance services to both residential and commercial customers in the Canterbury area

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Paul duffy

Joined August 2015

Qualified carpenter,I have 5+ years experience in carpentry. I pride myself in doing good work and completing it on time. I provide competitive quotes.

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Swiss Build Aotearoa

Joined September 2019

Hi, Swiss Build Aotearoa is your partner for small+big renovations! And Extensions. We stand out by providing HIGH QUALITY work for AFFORDABLE prices! We have a wide range of experience, are qualified and are out there building since 19 years. In NZ as in Switzerland. We go the extra mile to do the difference for our clients! Our motivation is simple: Well working homes, warm and dry. And hap...

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Kiwili Cleaning Services Limited

Joined February 2020

Hi, We are specialised in Home Cleaning, Commercial Cleaning & Building Sites Cleaning. We give competitive quotes and endeavor to get job done on time with top quality. We look forward to provide Excellent Services for you!! Building Sites Cleaning | Home Cleaning | Commercial Cleaning | Air bnb Management

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SS The Builder & Property Maintenance

Joined June 2017

SS The Builder & Property Maintenance was born out of frustration whilst trying to solve the same problems on construction sites time and time again. After working with a crazy amount of construction companies I`m ready to change the dinosaur ways of the industry. I want to feel proud of the industry I love whilst constantly shaking things up at the same time. I want to bring modern technologie...

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Core Civil Solutions nz Limited

Joined December 2019

Hi, we have been involved in the rebuild of Christchurch for over 7 years. We have experienced LBP builders and able to do a wide range of building works and construction. We are specialist in foundation re-level works and retaining walls, Our team are able to provide a solution that works for you. Please look at our web site for more information. ...

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pete's bricklaying

Joined March 2016

hi. i'm a experienced bricklayer who works to a high standard,vast experience in repairing earthquake damaged buildings in Christchurch. I can get the job done to a high standard for a very competitive price. and I can beat any other quote. like for like.

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ADECONSTRUCT LIMITED

Joined March 2015

ADECONSTRUCT offers the following services: Bathroom renovation Tiling. vinyl and Carpet Handyman Solid Plastering..modified plastering. Exterior &interior plastering. Painting. bricklayng Waterproof Swimming pools Bricklayng

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Mark Smith Builders

Joined February 2012

Mark Smith Builders established in 2009, with 13 years experience we specialise in all aspects of residential buildings, architectural homes, hill sites, alterations and repair work. Mark has developed strong relationships with the people of Canterbury helping with the Christchurch rebuild. As a licensed building practitioner (LBP) you can rest assure your home is getting built by a qualified bu...

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Rainbowscapes

Joined March 2017

HI, Rainbowscapes is a garden maintenance, landscaping and general handyman company based in North Canterbury. We have lived and worked in the area of 12 years, building up a comprehensive and well rounded knowledge of gardens in the area. Hard or Soft Landscaping is no problem! We specialize in creating and maintaining you a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy and relax in. In addition we have a w...

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Otautahi Builders Ltd

Joined July 2016

Hi, I've been building and renovating for 6+ years. Working hard and paying extra attention to detail to set me apart from the others. From new builds right down to a small fix up, I can provide advice and competitive quotes

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Kim Odering & Company

Joined September 2017

Think of KO & CO as your garden and landscaping partner. Whether you long for outdoor rooms, riots of colour, entertainment hot spots or pure Zen, we’ll work with you to shape a functional, vibrant garden that meets your needs and enhances your lifestyle. We’ll bring all our creativity, experience, technical smarts and good old common sense to develop your garden from the ground up. With big think...

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Baseline Concrete and insulation

Joined January 2018

At Baseline Concrete we specialize in all aspects of Concrete. From house slabs to driveways, terraces and many more. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. We are also have a home insulation business that we run specializing in making homes warmer and meeting the Nz stan...

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Knightscapes limited

Joined July 2020

Hi we’re a new post lockdown business looking to get our name out there, qualified owner and staff , building and landscaping! Specialise in decks, fences. any form of building or landscaping required from building a new home too taking out your bins 👍

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Steve Robinson

Joined February 2019

I started working as a gardener/ landscaper in my teens. I spent a few years building boats and running a waterblasting business, then went back to landscapng and got a certificate in Landscape Design. I enjoy helping people create spaces they like being in.

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Grasshopper Landscapes

Joined July 2017

Hi. I have worked within the trades industry for the last 20yrs both in the uk and here for the last 13yrs. I Have worked in the following industries : Landscaping & Gardening Painting (inc exterior & roof work) Building (site manager in Chch rebuild) I also do design work and consultations I am prompt, punctual, polite and will keep you involved throughout the process. So if you have some...

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